Lambda Zen Temple – Zen Retreat


It is always possible to join the zen retreat - please be there 10 minutes ahead. If you have never been at an Insopor Zen Temple, please contact us for an introduction at or use the contact form.

One-Day Zen Retreat

Once a month, there will be a one day zen retreat. Usually it will be on the third weekend of the month.

The one-day retreat will follow this program:

  • 10:00am: Begin Morning Meditation
    • 3 sitting meditation periods about 35 minutes each with walking meditation in between
  • 12:00pm: Working Meditation, preparation for lunch
  • ca. 12:45pm: Lunch and Tea time
  • 01:45pm: Cleaning dishes
  • 02:15pm: Begin Afternoon Meditation
    • 3 sitting meditation periods about 35 minutes each with walking meditation in between
  • 04:15pm: End

It is also possible to join only for the morning or evening meditation periods. Please say so in your RSVP if you will not attend for lunch!

Since there will be lunch, please contact us at least two days in advance at or use the contact form.


Once a month, starting on the first Friday of the month, there is a one-week retreat at the Honora Zen Temple in Reichenburg together with ordained Zen monk Marcel Reding. You are welcome to stay the whole week or a few days or just visit to have a tea as it suits you. The templegates are always open!


The training week commemorating enlightenment. Through these seven days we rarely leave the meditating posture, even to lie down. The activities of the week consist entirely of meditation. There is a winter and a summer Intensive Zen Retreat.


We will eat what will be served. The zen temple etiquette gives a framework to consciously carry out and process your own words and actions. They intend to make human coexistence smooth and pleasant. Because the life at the zen temple is completely supported by donations (food, all items and money), we do not waste anything.

Daily Schedule

For information on the regular schedule, find more information here.

Meditation Hall - Lambda Zen Temple Um immer auf dem neuesten Stand zu sein, abonnieren Sie unsere Meetup Gruppe. Sie können den Zeitplan auch mit iCal oder Outlook abonnieren.
Green Tea - Matcha at the Zen Retreat


Lambda Zen Temple
Zen Monk Alain Lafon / Monika Bieri
Im Stützli 5
8750 Glarus

Phone: +41 76 40 50 567